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Tabush Group's Cloud & Managed IT Blog

Boxtop Supports Microsoft Teams and Zoom

Tabush Group is excited to announce that Microsoft Teams and Zoom are now available for use in the Boxtop solution. Boxtop, our cloud-based Windows desktop as a service (DaaS) solution supports Teams and Zoom video chat with HD video and sound quality. This capability enables you to run video chats and meetings seamlessly and efficiently in Boxtop.

Topics: cloud Microsoft Boxtop Tabush Group

Windows 7 Reached End of Life - What Now?

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft Windows 7 reached end of life.  What does this mean?  Microsoft is no longer providing technical support, software patches, or security updates for Windows 7.  If your firm is still running on Windows 7, you are probably questioning – what do I do now?  Windows 7 will still work, however, it is strongly recommended to update your systems to the latest software, such as Windows 10, as soon as possible.  

Topics: Microsoft Cybersecurity Boxtop

The Rising Popularity of Office 365 Among Cybercriminals

Microsoft Office 365 is growing in popularity as one of the most professional and functional cloud software suites available.  Microsoft estimates it is now being used by 1 in 5 business users, putting this cloud-based service on the radar of cybercriminals.  The greatest popularity of Office 365 resides in the financial and professional services and manufacturing sectors, which are rich with potential plunder for these criminals.

Topics: Microsoft Cybersecurity cyberattack

Security Update: Office 365 Phishing Attempts

We recently sent a message to our clients warning them of an increase in phishing activity. We find it to be so rampant that we wanted to make this information available to the public as well.  For help with your business IT and security contact Tabush Group.

Over the past few weeks, we noticed an uptick in ‘phishing’ emails, which appear to be from Microsoft Office 365 or other popular cloud service providers, trying to get recipients to provide their log in credentials or other sensitive information. While we employ many layers of defense from top vendors for email filtering and content security for our clients, the bad guys are hard at work trying to beat the security systems; and sometimes, these things get through.

We want to provide you scenarios that you and your colleagues should be mindful of. Always be suspicious of anything that appears out of the ordinary, including:

Topics: Microsoft Cybersecurity Phishing

Microsoft Office 365 Explained: In the Cloud, Without the Fog

Here at Tabush Group we talk a lot about “moving to the cloud,” since our flagship product, Boxtop, does just that: move a firm’s desktop PCs entirely to the cloud so that users can login from anywhere, anytime, on any device, and simply begin to work. But let’s break down one of the most common ways businesses are utilizing cloud services in a more focused way: Microsoft Office 365.

Topics: Microsoft Tabush Group

Sharpen your Microsoft Outlook Skills

Most people I speak to spend most of their workday with Microsoft Outlook in their face (myself included), yet so much of Outlook's features remain untouched. Here are a few of my favorite Outlook tricks, I hope they help you as much as they've helped me.

Topics: Microsoft

Windows 8.1 Release Update: The Restoration of the Beloved “Start” Button


Businesses can rejoice! The START button is back with Windows 8.1.

Are you one of the many Windows users who’ve been missing the “Start” button? Well, on October 18th a tweaked version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system will restore the beloved “Start” button, and update other features. A full retail version of Windows 8.1 will be available and will be offered as a free download to all Windows 8 users. Windows 8.1 will be available worldwide, starting in New Zealand at midnight on October 18th.

Topics: IT Microsoft

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Microsoft Office 2013

When it comes to productivity suites, Microsoft Office has won the title for the undisputed champion of the world. Many organizations and professionals use all of the programs in the MS Office Suite on a daily basis, which makes Office incredibly popular.

Additionally, Microsoft Office 2013 training is widely available, so becoming an expert with its use can be accomplished within a couple weeks. However, while there are a lot of advantages to MS Office 2013, there are also some disadvantages as well.

If you’re trying to decide whether or not you should upgrade to MS Office 2013, it’s important to be aware of the benefits and advantages that come from using Microsoft’s newest productivity suite.

Topics: Microsoft